Joseph Cave was born in 1936 in Columbia, South Carolina and, even as a young boy, developed his life long pursuit of fine art. After attending University of Georgia, and serving in the US Army, Joseph received a BFA from the prestigious San Francisco Art Institute. Cave followed this with an MFA from San Francisco State University.
Quickly the artist found his inspiration in the landscape of Northern California and has painted outdoors ever since. The army had taken Joseph to Europe in the late 50’s but he returned with his family for an extended period in the 1980’s living and painting primarily in Portugal.
On returning to the United States, Joseph Cave settled in North Carolina where he has developed a reputation as the chronicler of the rapidly vanishing agrarian landscape. His broad, lush brush strokes and bold use of color set his work apart from all others. Cave’s paintings can be found in many prominent private, corporate and museum collections including that of the North Carolina Museum of Art, The Memphis Academy of Art, Duke University Medical Center and many others. For more information on Joseph Cave, please read his vitae.
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